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SPECIES Petaurista petaurista

Author:Pallas, 1766.
Citation:Misc. Zool.: 54.
Common Name:Red Giant Flying Squirrel
Type Locality:Not stated. Restricted by Robinson and Kloss (1918a:172, 221) to Preanger Regencies, Western Java, Indonesia.
Distribution:E Afghanistan, Kashmir and Punjab east to Assam (India); Yunnan, Sichuan, Fukien (China); Burma; Thailand; Indochina; Malaysia; Sumatra, Java (Indonesia); Borneo.
Status:IUCN Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Reviewed by Corbet and Hill (1992), who recognized philippensis as distinct and allocated many forms to it that were formerly assigned to petaurista; the two species are widely sympatric. Also reviewed from the literature by Day (1988); karyotypic variation reported by Yong and Dhaliwal (1976). Taxonomic revision and comprehensive review of geographic variation needed (Corbet and Hill, 1992). Ghose and Bhattacharya (1995) proposed full species status for P. fulvinus, based on limited specimen comparison.
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SUBSPECIES petaurista

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SUBSPECIES rufipes

SUBSPECIES stellaris

SUBSPECIES taylori

SUBSPECIES terutaus

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